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New LL
29-03-2010, 13:16 PM
Hi,

I am a new landlord so any advise would be most appreciated.
I have recently had a tenant leave my apartment when I returned the front room and hall carpets were stained beyond repair with red wine. The door had been taken off its hinges. The front door had been badly repainted for some reason. The house was left in a disgusting condition resulting in 24 hours cleaning and tile regrouting!
I am not registered to the tenancy deposit scheme what can I do to recoup my losses?

Kind Regards,
Briony

Snorkerz
01-04-2010, 07:30 AM
Hi,

I am a new landlord so any advise would be most appreciated.
I have recently had a tenant leave my apartment when I returned the front room and hall carpets were stained beyond repair with red wine. The door had been taken off its hinges. The front door had been badly repainted for some reason. The house was left in a disgusting condition resulting in 24 hours cleaning and tile regrouting!
I am not registered to the tenancy deposit scheme what can I do to recoup my losses?

Kind Regards,
Briony

Did your tenant pay a deposit (even if it's not protected)?

Does your tenant have any assets that would make court action against him worthwhile?

In future - thoroughly vet prospective tenants
Get a good deposit and protect it
If poor credit risk - get a good guarantor
Consider specialist insurance
Inspect property reasonably often
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